Sherrie Miller

Location of Interview
Collection Name

Voices from the Working Waterfront Oral History Project


Working waterfronts are inherently entwined with the social and cultural aspects of their host communities; they are integral to how community members define themselves and set themselves apart from others. This project captures and preserves oral histories highlighting the importance of working waterfronts to the nation’s fisheries, economy, and coastal communities. 

Date of Interview

Shelley Chance

Biographical Sketch

Biographical Note:
Sherrie Miller is a resident of Panacea, Florida born on December 19, 1961. She works in her family’s restaurant, Posey’s Restaurant, and serves as the Vice- Chairman of the Panacea Waterfronts Florida Partnership.

Scope and Content Note:
Sherrie Miller was interviewed to document Panacea, Florida’s experience as a designated Waterfronts Florida Partnership Community. The Waterfronts Florida Partnership Program was created by the Florida Coastal Management Program in 1997 to address the physical and economic decline of traditional working waterfront areas. Designated communities receive technical assistance to develop and implement community visioning plans to revitalize and preserve the working waterfront. Ms. Miller discusses the Panacea’s history as a tourist destination, its efforts to develop the Panacea 2020 Visioning Plan, and several activities that resulted from the Plan (e.g. a waterfront overlay zone, boatbuilding classes).

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